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Adam Lambert Says 'American Idol' Defined His Performance Style

Adam Lambert Says 'American Idol' Defined His Performance Style

Adam Lambert is all bundled up while arriving at Pearson International Airport on Monday (April 4) in Toronto, Canada.

The 34-year-old singer recently opened up to Popdust about how his time on American Idol helped define his performance style.

“It was interesting for me to be on Idol, because they were trying to figure out who I was, and I was like, ‘Well, I like all this [nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll music],’” Adam said. “You know, why do I need to be defined by a genre. I don’t really get that. You know, it’s a TV show. I was like, ‘I can sing the rock music, and you don’t really have a rocker, so I’ll go sing rock music.’”

“And so yeah, so I did that, and towards the end of it, I realized, well, now I have a shot at being on the radio and having a contemporary music career, and I want to make the kind of music that I like to listen to, and I still love rock ‘n’ roll,” Adam added. “So how do I kind of put those both together. And so, that’s sort of what my first album was, was this modernized glam thing.”

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  • 6plus12

    Brilliant vocalist – live one of the best in the biz – he’s in Toronto for filming of Rocky Horror – looking forward to it -

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  • A.

    Can’t wait to see how he kills it in RHPS

  • Laurie Waller

    Adam Lambert a multidimensional vocal god has mesmerized us with his ability to morph with perfection!

  • Jane

    I know he loves his pop music and his latest album is apparently a great slice of pop – so I’m told by pop loving friends & critics alike. And yes there are several tracks on it I love, as well as some fantastic live performances in the tour for TOH. But deep down I really love his rock vocals…. I hope he does a rock album one day – with or without Queen. I also long for the day that Adam can stop having to express his gratitude to a tv reality talent show every time he talks about his career or his music. It was a vital stepping stone 7 years ago but that’s all. The rest has been down to Adam himself.

  • disqus_JNr8cF1G9n

    It’s “priceless” how this Lambert guy can be so snark & get away with insulting his older fans “grandmas” and it goes right over their heads. He even does snapchats w. old lady faces, full of snark and they think he wants them around. Talk about insane fans thinking he loves them. poor ladies they got it real bad..Adam Lambert , the king of buried shade. The king of getting away with slapping the seniors right where it counts. Maybe when you are old you want to believe the good in everyone. maybe